WESTERN CAPE Waverley Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, 2016 (Organic)

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Waverley Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, 2016 (Organic)


Category: South Africa, WESTERN CAPE, Waverley Hills (Organic), 2016

Situated in the foothills of the breathtaking Witzenberg Mountain Range, Waverley Hills is a relatively young winery, which planted 21 ha of vineyard in 2001 and has become known for its organic wines. The fertile, yellow clay terrain is impregnated with river stones, resulting in well-drained soils with excellent water holding capacity. All the vineyards are irrigated with pure spring water and are located on a natural watershed area. The area is renowned for its diverse fynbos (indigenous flora), giving their wines a unique herbaceous characteristic.

Unique in style – smooth with soft, ripe tannins and robust fynbos (herby indigenous flora) characteristics.

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46% Cabernet Sauvignon

44% Shiraz

10% Merlot

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Standard organic practices were used preparing the grapes for harvesting and irrigation was given to the vines as needed through our moisture monitoring system. Summer canopy management was done to the vines to allow enough sunlight and air flow through the vineyards for correct ripening of the grapes. Left on the vines to fully ripen, the grapes were hand-picked and sorted in the vineyards.

Grapes were cooled overnight before de-stemming and the fruit was then gently crushed. The grapes were cold macerated for 5 days to extract all the soft ripe flavours from the skins. After removing the skins, fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation then followed on the separate components of the blend to convert the lactic acid to soften the wines.

The Cabernet Sauvignon underwent MLF in stainless steel and the Shiraz in oak barrels. 10% wooded Merlot was blended before bottling

The Shiraz had 6 months MLF and maturation in 2nd fill French oak barrels. After blending, the wine spent another 3 months in 2nd fill French oak barrels before it was prepared for bottling

Tasting Note

Deep purple centre with bright red rim. Plum and mulberry aromas are rounded off by subtle spicy and fynbos notes. On the palate, the wine has a soft, but full and round, entry with notes of plums and cherries. Vegan.

Food Pairing

Very adaptable wine that can be enjoyed at a light lunch, dinner or BBQ.

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